Lauren Teruya is a reporting fellow for Honolulu Civil Beat. She is one of 53 Poynter-Koch Fellows across the country.
Prior to joining the newsroom in July 2021, Lauren wrote and produced stories for the Hawaii News Now noon show, “This is Now.”
Lauren grew up in Honolulu, attending Iolani School for 13 years. She graduated with honors in 2021 from the University of Southern California with her bachelor’s degree in journalism and theatre and master’s degree in specialized journalism.
During her final year in college, she interned with the legal team at BuzzFeed News, investigating the damage and theft that occurred during the insurrection at the Capitol. Other publications she’s written for include L.A. Taco, Jackson Hole News & Guide and Dishing Magazine.
When she’s not working, Lauren is most likely exploring the outdoors or rehearsing for a show at Diamond Head Theatre. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Hawaiians have been hit hard by the latest surge in the coronavirus and still have among the lowest vaccination rates.
Churches have been at the center of past Covid outbreaks in the state, but they aren’t subject to state restrictions aimed at preventing coronavirus spread.
Native Hawaiians suffered relatively few Covid-19 cases early in the pandemic but began to see an uptick in July as the delta variant raged.
Months of closure during the pandemic took a toll even as the aquarium brings in more visitors than before.
No Waiʻanae me ʻEwa ka nui loa o nā maʻi ʻana i ke COVID-19 ma Oʻahu nei i loko o nā pule iho nei i hala.
Despite a year of fluctuating restrictions in parks across the islands, a change in fees gives the parks division an unanticipated increase in cash.
However, Hawaii’s top health official said people should still limit their interactions, warning the state is heading toward a “disaster.”
COVID-19 hospitalizations are exponentially climbing as the delta variant drives state coronavirus positivity rate past 7%.
Hawaii health officials reported 389 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday.